I must have looked like a deer in the headlights when my daughter said she wanted her costume to be a “Golden Flower Butterfly Princess” for Halloween. Okay. [Read more…]
Phew. That title was a mouthful! There is plenty of fun stuff going on in this post though so make sure and get your free Silhouette file to make these DIY Gold index cards and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom too!
First I am going to share with you how I made these gold index cards for my daughters baptism. I wanted something for the guests to write messsages to my daughter after her baptism and I wanted it to coordinate with the rest of the things that I had made. I wanted to make some gold notecards and new my Silhouette CAMEO would come to my rescue.
This is what the file looks like. It is made for a 12 x 12 sheet of paper. I color coded it for easy cutting. First, using a gold sketch pen or gold marker, have your Silhouette cut the red lines (under advanced cutting click cut by line color and then pick red). Once your design has been sketched out, change out the pen / marker for your cutting blade and have your Silhouette cut the blue lines. That is all. Think of the index card or note card possibilities! If you want to make your top line a different color, you could even do that too.
You could try printing the lines on your printer first and putting registration marks on the paper but then you wouldn’t get that beautiful shine from the gold sketch pens!
To download the free Silhouette (.studio) cut file for these DIY Gold Index Cards, click Here!
Now it is time for the giveaway! This giveaway is overflowing with goodies to use with your Silhouette machine! I am tempted to enter myself because I don’t have some of these things!! If you follow me on instagram or Pinterest, then you already have 2 entries! It runs from October 22 to October 27, 2014 and you can enter using the Rafflecopter widget below! Good luck!!
Last year I picked up a skirt at a yard sale. It was a beautiful color, flowy and belonged in a grandma’s closet. It was the perfect diamond in the rough for me to try my hand at making a high low (or Hi-low or whatever you want to call it) skirt. One of the problems that I have found with high low skirts that you buy in the stores is that the high part is REALLY high. I wanted to wear the skirt comfortably and so I didn’t want the high part of the skirt to go above my knees. Making one was a great option!
This was a pretty simple refashion. Once it was done, I couldn’t help but walk around and feel the flowy-ness of the skirt. I loved it! If you want to try this, you definitely need to keep an eye out for the right kind of fabric so that the new high low skirt will flow.
5 steps later and you have a new skirt. Now let it flow!
I paired this high low skirt with some booties recently to carry it into my fall wardrobe. I just made it so I’ve got to get my $1 money’s worth out of it!